Information on University Courses on Genetic Algorithms, Courses on Genetic Programming, and Courses on Evolutionary Computation (Including Special Short Courses)

Last updated January 7, 2004

Name of instructor, instructor’s URL, and instructor’s E-Mail


Name of course and course web page


Juergen Branke


Optimization heuristics inspired by nature

University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Walter Cedeño


SWENG 584:

Genetic Algorithms

Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

David E. Goldberg


Regular university course:

Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization, and Machine Learning

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David E. Goldberg


Short Course:

The Design of Innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ray Hill


HFE 890

Advanced Modeling Methods

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Bryant A. Julstrom


Topics in Computer Science: Evolutionary Computation

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

John Koza


CS 426 / BMI 226

Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming

Stanford University, Stanford, California

Marco Aurelio Cavalcanti Pacheco


Computacao Evolucionaria

Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro

Geoff Parks


Stochastic Processes and Optimisation Methods

University of Cambridge

Riccardo Poli


Genetic Programming and its Applications

University of Essex, UK

Guenther Raidl


Heuristic Optimization Methods (Heuristische Optimierungsverfahren)

Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Lee Spector


Seminar in Artificial Intelligence: Evolutionary Computation

Hampshire College. Amherst, Massachusetts

Sima (Etaner) Uyar

Evolutionary Computation

Istanbul Technical University, Computer Engineering Department

Marc Schoenauer


Evolutionary Computation for Numerical Optimization

ENPC - Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées — France

Marc Schoenauer


Evolutionary Robotics (module in Modex - experimental modules)

Ecole Poytechnique, France

Jim Smith


Evolutionary Computation

University of the West of England, Bristol

Darrell Whitley


Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence: Evolutionary Computation

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado



· The home page of Genetic Programming Inc. at

· For information about the field of genetic programming in general, visit

· The home page of John R. Koza at Genetic Programming Inc. (including online versions of most papers) and the home page of John R. Koza at Stanford University

· For information about John Koza’s course on genetic algorithms and genetic programming at Stanford University

· Information about the 1992 book Genetic Programming: On the Programming of Computers by Means of Natural Selection, the 1994 book Genetic Programming II: Automatic Discovery of Reusable Programs, the 1999 book Genetic Programming III: Darwinian Invention and Problem Solving, and the 2003 book Genetic Programming IV: Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence. Click here to read chapter 1 of Genetic Programming IV book in PDF format.

· For information on 3,198 papers (many on-line) on genetic programming (as of June 27, 2003) by over 900 authors, see William Langdon’s bibliography on genetic programming.

· For information on the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines journal published by Kluwer Academic Publishers

· For information on the Genetic Programming book series from Kluwer Academic Publishers, see the Call For Book Proposals

· For information about the annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO) conference (which includes the annual GP conference) to be held on June 26–30, 2004 (Saturday – Wednesday) in Seattle and its sponsoring organization, the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC). For information about the annual Euro-Genetic-Programming Conference to be held on April 5-7, 2004 (Monday – Wednesday) at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra Portugal. For information about the 2003 and 2004 Genetic Programming Theory and Practice (GPTP) workshops held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. For information about Asia-Pacific Workshop on Genetic Programming (ASPGP03) to be held in Canberra, Australia on December 8, 2003. For information about the annual NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware Conference (EH) to be held on June 24-26 (Thursday-Saturday), 2004 in Seattle.